Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> Supermicro IPMI cards are notoriously buggy. A few of the system
> engineers at Yahoo! who I know continually bitch and moan about how
> horrible they are. My advice: do not install the IPMI card which is
> causing your problems.
The remote KVM control feature was an important requirement so the card
is staying. Luckily it uses the Intel gigabit NIC which seems to work
well in 7-STABLE, I have no complaints so far. Every feature works well
except virtual media.
> Booting FreeBSD off of USB devices is known to be broken; see "BTX,
> boot2, and loader" section at the below URL:
Thats interesting - I regularly use USB sticks to boot freebsd as its
easier for installation on cluster machines/routers that lack CDROM
drives. I've used it on, I think, half a dozen different
motherboards/architectures and its worked well on all of them, the
Supermicro box was the only broken one.
Because virtual media emulates a USB device I'm pretty sure thats why it
wasnt working - the USB problem, not a problem with the IPMI card.